Trying something new!

This weekend I am trying something new!  It is no secret that sailing and me at the moment don’t go so well together.   Hyper mobile reduces what your joints can take and tightens up your muscles around your joints.    So when I sail I weaken these muscles and can then find myself unable to stand up straight.  Not a good look although funny for those who got to see me like this the last time I sailed a Laser. Due to not being able to sail as much I have had to look at what else I can do to remain on the water.  Being on the water and involved in Sailing is a part of who I am and have always been.

Last week doing the Powerboat handling course was just the start of that!

This weekend I try something new for the very first time!   I am getting in a RIB with an Umpire to learn at the YNSW Teams Racing Championship 2012!  It is being held at Woollahra Sailing Club over the weekend and is likely to be a huge learning experience.

Back when I use to crew rather than skipper, from a young age I was able to quote not just rule wordings but rule numbers.   Crewing onboard SSV the Adams 10m we won a National Title in 2002.  From the middle of the boat not only did I run the pit but I also was primary Breeze caller, rules guru etc.   Passing on all the information I could to my father who was doing Mainsheet onboard the boat.   It was a real family atmosphere.

I am looking forward to the new challenges as I find a new pathway on the water.

On water umpire maybe?  more coaching maybe?   more race management?   I am certainly looking into all these options and will see where the water takes me.

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